Richard Mulholland, the founder and owner of innovative presentations-strategy firm Missing Link, is becoming something of a guru in new-media circles, mostly on account that his business is proof of the success that can come from thinking out of the box. (Lord knows, many wrestling with where old and new media intersect could do with a bit of that!) Bizcommunity talks to him about innovation, problem solving and the challenges facing the South African media.
Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 20 Jan 2011
Surprisingly, considering the time and effort that goes into everything else, a conference really is just a series of sequential presentations designed to fulfil a specific objective (read parts one and two). Now as nerdy as that sounds, it's the truth. So in this, the third and final article in the "your conference sucks" series, I'm going to focus on the sad bastard that is "the PowerPoint presentation".
Richard Mulholland 1 Feb 2010
In my first article on this subject, I focused on why conferences suck and what we need to do about it (adhere to our objectives). In this article, I will talk about some of the techniques we use to make our conferences kick more ass than yours.
Richard Mulholland 12 Nov 2009
I'm often asked what the difference is between a small business owner and an entrepreneur. To me it's simple - small business owners are driven by love and/or expertise in their chosen field; entrepreneurs look at that field from the outside and say, "This sucks; I think I can do it better." I'm an entrepreneur in the presentation and conference space, and I can safely say that it sucks.
Richard Mulholland 21 Oct 2009